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Strange Beauty
  • Published: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446485286
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448
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Strange Beauty




'A dramatic and lucid biography of Gell-Mann, one of the true geniuses of the twentieth century' Daily Telegraph

No scientist has done more to shape our understanding of the universe than Murray Gell-Mann, the Nobel Prize-winner considered by many colleagues to be the most brilliant physicist of his generation. His discovery of the quark and the Eightfold Way were cornerstones for all that followed in particle physics, the effort to understand the very stuff of creation, In this, the first biography of Gell-Mann, George Johnson tells the story of a remarkable life.

  • Published: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446485286
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448
Categories:

About the author

George Johnson

George Johnson is a science writer for the New York Times. He is a former Alicia Patterson Fellow, a finalist for the prestigious Aventis Prize, and a recipient of the Science Journalism Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Praise for Strange Beauty

A dramatic and lucid biography of Gell-Mann, one of the true geniuses of the twentieth century.

Daily Telegraph

Outstanding...enthralling.

The Times

Few apart from Einstein himself have achieved more. By 23, he had ignited a revolution, laying bare in his ground-breaking work the 'strange beauty' of the minute particles that 'make up reality'. An excellent book which does full justice to a truly remarkable man.

Patrick Moore, Mail on Sunday

An everyday tale of scientific genius, of fiercely competitive boffins trying to publish before each other, of arrogant intelligence and dazzling science. As a primer for work in fundamental physics of the last half-century, it is a brilliant achievement: Johnson writes with assurance, lucidity and charm.

Financial Times

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